flightless hag

A chronicle of the adventures of birdwoman: a lonely, talentless freak who wanders the internet in search of entertainment.

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I'm a 40-something married white female, survivor of weight watchers, avid reader of pulp. Dogs (not cats), extreme right (handed, not politics), ENTJ, alto, wanna-be knitter.

July 31, 2010

What is it with Pennsylvania and spelling...

We went up to Harvey County again this weekend. We have a guest from New York with us, and we wanted to show him what the country looks like. We pointed out some of the interesting things about pennsyltucky. Like that there's a town called Jersey Shore - completely landlocked. That a lot of the towns borrowed names, like Bethlehem, York, Indiana, California, and even Mars. We didn't go into the whole Lancaster sitch, where you have Intercourse, somewhere between Blue Ball and Paradise. He's only 8. I hope he wouldn't understand.

As we were driving, we passed Keyser avenue. Keyser like geyser. Why didn't they spell it Kaiser? I don't know.

When we arrived at the ancestral seat, my mom showed me a book. The book was by a guy who used to write for the local paper - interest stories and silly stories - and lo and behold, he pointed out a sign to go to "Kaiserville". Except, he and all the people up in Harvey County know that it's spelled Keiserville. (but not Keyserville, of course not!!) Why on earth wouldn't the sign makers know that us NEPA folk would never have a town named after our old enemy, Kaiser Wilhelm!

So, I was completely confused. We spell kaiser every way, except the proper one. John noted my frustration and shook his head. Then he turned to me and said, "Let's talk."

I looked at him, even more confused. We never talk.

"about taxidermy!"

We gotta stop going up there so often. I tell ya, it's not good!




Blogger cube said...

Ahh, more challanges of living in the world's biggest pencil place ;-)

August 05, 2010 3:29 PM  
Blogger birdwoman said...

oh, you've no idea. though, it's home!

August 05, 2010 5:05 PM  
Blogger cube said...

Wonder what you think of the blog licensing taking place in PA?

August 26, 2010 2:08 PM  
Blogger birdwoman said...

I heard it was Philly - and I'm on the outskirts. Not sure... seems BOGUS esp if I don't make any money. I mean, what the hecks?

It's going to go down, I'm sure. But I'd like to see the person who PROPOSED the licensing be sued into bankrupcy. Maybe then politicians would be less likely to be so darn stupid.


August 26, 2010 5:26 PM  

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